Batavia Oktoberfest

Batavia MainStreet brings Oktoberfest to the Fox Valley region this September 27th, 28th and 29th on North River Street!

Join us as we present a traditional Oktoberfest event in our beautiful river community which will feature authentic German food, music, entertainment and of course, beer!

Official Sam Adams stein hoisting contests on Friday night and Saturday night.

***Returning this year- Oktoberfest Family Day!!! You may have noticed that we added a day onto our Downtown Batavia festival. Sunday will be full of fun for the entire family including activities, games and kid focused entertainment on stage.

All Batavia Oktoberfest happenings will be hosted on North River Street between Wilson Street and Spring Street.

Friday, September 27

4:30pm – Gates Open!!
5:00pm – Bergermeister Jeff Schielke Welcome Speech and Tapping of the Keg followed by Community Band
5:20pm – Batavia Academy of Dance
5:45 – Kane County Chronicle Presents: Herr & Frau Festmeister
6:00 – 10:00 pm – Freeze Dried Band
7:00pm – Sam Adams Women’s Stein Hoisting Contest Qualifying Round
8:15pm – Sam Adams Men’s Stein Hoisting Contest Qualifying Round

Presenting Sponsor

Saturday, September 28

11:00am – gates open & BRAT TROT 5K
12:30 – 2:30pm – Mike Knauf Quartette
2:30pm – 3:00pm – Batavia Academy of Dance
3:00 – 5:30 – Jimmy’s Bavarians 
5:30- 6:30pm – Batavia Community Band
6:30 – 10:00pm – The Johnny Wagner Band
7:00pm – Sam Adams Women’s Stein Hoisting Contest Finals
8:15pm – Sam Adams Men’s Stein Hoisting Contest Finals

Sunday, September 29 – Family Day!

11:00am – Wiener Races
12:30-2:00pm – Sgt. Sauerkraut Polka Band
1:00-5:00pm – Free Pony Rides, Face Painting & Kids tent activities
3:30-5:00pm – Sgt. Sauerkraut Polka Band
2:00, 3:00, 4:00pm – A Step Above Dance Academy

Looking to Help?

We’re looking for sponsors and volunteers. Are you interested?

Click Below To Volunteer and Join the Oktoberfest Team! Receive a t-shirt and exclusive access to the Volunteer Lounge!

Make sure to enjoy other stage events including the chicken dance, stein hoisting contests, yodeling, and other fun contests throughout the event.


Family Day Sponsors

Tent Sponsors